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The View from VUE Bar | © Romain Pontida/Flickr
The View from VUE Bar | © Romain Pontida/Flickr
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The Top 10 Bars on Shanghai's Bund

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Updated: 26 April 2017
The Bund is more than just a popular tourist destination. It is also home to some of Shanghai‘s nicest bars. From hotel havens to fancy lounges, these ten picks aim to please with unforgettable views and killer cocktails.

Bar Rouge

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Bar Rouge is one of Shanghai’s premier bars and clubs, with a prime spot on the Bund. It sets the standard for high-end partying in the city, so you bet that means you won’t get in looking like you spent the entire day trekking around in the heat. Apart from the beautiful people you’re bound to see there on any given night, the highlight of Bar Rouge is its expansive rooftop looking out across the Huangpu River. This is the kind of place you want to be spotted.

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VUE

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Located at the top of Hyatt on the Bund, VUE Bar is more than just the incredible views it offers. Yes, it’s classy, but it’s also a great place to relax and let off some steam, perhaps even while being surrounded by steam in the rooftop jacuzzi. You read that right: rooftop jacuzzi. That in itself makes this bar worth it.

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Unico

Bar, Restaurant, South American, none
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Want to dance on the Bund? Unico is the place for you. This bar/club/restaurant has everything you need for an unforgettable night out. Latin music? Check. Hand-crafted cocktails? Check. Salsa party? Check. If you want a quiet evening, Unico is not the place to do it. Well, maybe on a weekday. On weekends, though, the club is packed and the energy is high.

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Char Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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As the name suggests, Char Bar is all about the steaks. Situated on top of Hotel Indigo on the Bund, Char Bar offers dry-age cuts of Australian-imported beef and an upstairs bar with unobstructed views of the Lujiazui skyline. The establishment promises that its flavors are some of the boldest in Shanghai and claims that the views will impress even the worldliest of travelers.

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Long Bar

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The Bund is all about hotel bars, and one of the best in its category is Long Bar at the Waldorf-Astoria. This Art Deco-inspired lounge offers an incredibly extensive drink list, with over 500 items. If you think that means they prioritize quantity over quality, think again. Among the 500 are some of the best whisky choices in town. Drawing inspiration from early 20th century Shanghai, the lounge hosts live jazz musicians nightly.

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Salon de Ning

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While Long Bar is all sophistication, Salon de Ning in the celebrity-frequented Peninsula Hotel is all fun. Modeled on a private salon of an eccentric colonial lady, Salon de Ning features four semi-private rooms, each with its own unique décor. There’s the submarine room, the upside-down room, the cinema room, and the blue room.

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Captain's Bar

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Captain’s Bar may be located on the Bund, but it is actually one of the cheapest ways to get your drink on in the city. It is located on the roof of popular backpackers’ haunt Captain Hostel and has excellent views of the British colonial-style buildings of the Bund and the skyscrapers on the other side of the river.

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The Nest

Bar, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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Located next to the Rockbund Art Museum, this popular restaurant, bar, and lounge was founded in part by top-shelf vodka brand Grey Goose. Thus, unsurprisingly, they specialize in vodka-based cocktails. The vibe is nice but laid-back, and unlike most Bund lounges, The Nest does not enforce a strict dress code. The music is classic indie rock.

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Glam

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Created by the woman behind long-running restaurant M on the Bund and the Shanghai Literary Festival, Glam is a mature affair perfect for a relaxing evening or for sealing a business deal. The décor is pulled from the owner’s personal art collection, creating a cosmopolitan, eclectic, yet wholly cohesive look. Small plates are available as well.

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POP

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Located on the east terrace of the famous Three on the Bund building, POP Bar is the drunken relative of POP American Brasserie. Everything from the tropical décor to the cocktails and music is inspired by 1950s Miami. And, of course, the views are spectacular.

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